The Gates

The Gates is BBC Radio Scotland's exciting new sketch show set among the parents who gather to collect their children from school. The show is presented as a documentary parody and features strong characters like 'Linda' whose is obsessed with celebrity and Ida MacGinlay who has old fashioned ideas of discipline. The series is written and presented by Pauline Goldsmith, Vivien Grahame and Jo Jo Sutherland - three women with years of experience in the comedy scene in Scotland. Each episode touches on real issues around parenting and is a weird, wonderful and entertaining as life at the school gates can be.

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012012102620121027

In week one the introductory show looks at discipline and time out for holidays.

The first episode looks at discipline and time out for holidays.

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This week Mrs Johnstone's son Mark is in trouble again and we explore vanity among the women.

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This week, a runny nose brings health to the top of the agenda.

042012111620121117

This week's episode finds the conversation turn to babies.

Parents come into the school to talk about the PTA and their school reports.

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In this episode, the conversation turn to babies.

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The Gates is BBC Radio Scotland's exciting new sketch show set among the parents who gather to collect their children from school. The show is presented as a documentary parody and features strong characters like 'Linda' whose is obsessed with celebrity and Ida MacGinlay who has old fashioned ideas of discipline. The series is written and presented by Pauline Goldsmith, Vivien Grahame and Jo Jo Sutherland - three women with years of experience in the comedy scene in Scotland. Each episode finds comedy in the issues around parenting and is as weird, wonderful and entertaining as life at the school gates can be. This week's episode finds the conversation turn to babies.

06 LAST2012113020121201

The parents' talk is around relationships and sex.

6/6

'The Gates' is BBC Radio Scotland's exciting new sketch show set among the parents who gather to collect their children from school. The show is presented as a documentary parody and features strong characters like 'Linda' whose is obsessed with celebrity and Ida MacGinlay who has old fashioned ideas of discipline. The series is written and presented by Pauline Goldsmith, Vivien Grahame and Jo Jo Sutherland - three women with years of experience in the comedy scene in Scotland. Each episode finds comedy in the issues around parenting and is as weird, wonderful and entertaining as life at the school gates can be. This week the talk is around relationships and sex.